PMVA 2021.

The countdown for the seventh edition of the Pulse Music Video Awards (PMVA) is officially on. After a month of submissions and a rigorous act of vetting and judging hundreds of videos submitted, the judges came up with a complete set of nominees.

This year promises to be a battle royale and we expect to see the most competition in the Male Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and Best Group of the Year where newcomers have joined the big shots in a supremacy move that is changing the status quo in the local music scene.

“We would like to let Kenyans know that this time it will be a tough competition. We took a lot of time and thinking to curate these nominees and may the best win,” said DJ Pierra Makena, The lead judge.

In an invite only exclusive party at Bclub, the nominees were unveiled amid pomp and glamour.

This year’s nominees list features a raft of established talents but also stars a host of new talents in what seems to be a major paradigm shift on Kenyan music scene.  Revered names like Khaligraph Jones, Hart The_ Band, Bien, the M’z, and Nviiri all earned a nomination nod while newbies like Brandy Maina, Buruklyn Boys and Mell Baron also earning their desired spot In the New Artiste Video category which attracted the most entrants.

Voting lines are now open and you get the chance to fully support your favourite by voting for them. To vote, send the artistes code to 22845.

The full list of nominees:

Video Vixen Of the Year

Model                                  Song                                                    Code

Gigi                                        That’s why I love you                                      1A          

Lynn                                      Odi Love                                                              1B          

Alex Kamau                        Hivi na Hivo                                                        1D          

Miss Mukai                         Only one (Dawa ya baridi)                            1E          

Mitchelle Ntalami            Freshy                                                                   1F          

Phoina                                  Vaccine                                                                1G         



Male Video of the Year

Artist                                     Song                      Code

Mejja                                    Sikskii                    2A          

Willy Paul            Liar (ft Miss P)                   2B          

Bahati        Adhiambo (ft Prince Indah)    2C          

Otile Brown        In Love (ft Kiba) 2D          

Krispah                 Ndovu ni Kuu                     2E          

Trio Mio               Cheza Kama Wewe         2F          

Khaligraph Jones              Champez                             2G         


                Female Video of the Year            

Artist                                     song                                                      Code

Nikita Kering                     Ex                                                          3A          

Jovial                                     Kioo ( Ft Arrow Boy )                       3B          

Ssaru                                     Zitoke                                                  3C          

Femi One                            Donjo                                                    3D          

Nadia Mukami                   Roho Mbaya                                      3E          

Maandy                               Hivi na Hivo                                       3F          



New Artist of the Year  

 Artist                                    Song                                      Code

Brandy Maina       Danger Dinji ( ft Movers )          4A          

Dantes 254                          Ala                                         4B          

Buruklyn Boys                    Nairobi                                4C          

Mell Baron                          Love                                      4D          

Lexil                                       Dance Alone                      4E         

Ethan Muziki                      Kesho Kutwa                      4F         


Best Collaboration of The Year 

Artist                                                      Song                                     Code

Mejja x Matata                                  Chini chini                            5A         

Nvirii x Bien                                        Sawa                                    5B          

Heat the Band x Brizy Annechild Jaber                                    5C          

Wakadinali x All Stars                     Avoid those People         5D          

Okello Max x Bensol x Amlyota   Nakufa                                5E          

Brandy Maina x Movers                 Danger Dinji                        5F         

Bensoul x Sauti Sol, Nviiri x Mejja  Nairobi                             5G         


Best Choreography of The Year               

Artist                                      Song                                                     Code

Matata x Mejja                 Chini Chini                                          6A          

The Luchi                             Run                                                     6B          

The M'z                                 Back it Up                                           6C          

Bien                                       Bald man Anthem                           6D          

GQ  Gifted Queens          Tunachachisha                                 6E          





Best Group Video Of The Year  

Artist                                     Code   

Wanavokali                        8A          

Hart the Band                   8B          

Matata                                 8C         

Wakadinali                         8D          

The M'z                                8E          

Bien & Rimbui                   8F          


Viewers Choice Video Of The Year

Artist                                     Song                                    Code

Iyanii                                    Pombe/Above the Head 10A       

Nikita Kering                      Ex                                          10B        

Mbuzi Gang                        Shamra Shamra                10C        

Trio Mio                               Cheza Kama wewe          10D       

Mejja                                  Sikskii                                   10E        

Chris Kaiga                          I want                                  10F        


Breakthrough Artist of Year

Artist                                     Song                                                  Code                                                                        

Iyanii                                     Pombe/Above the Head                7A          

Brizy AnneChild                 Hera Nyalo Sandi                              7B          

Krispah                                 Ndovu ni Kuu                                     7C          

Boutross                              Yea Yea Yea                                       7D          

Xenia Manasseh               Lowkey                                               7E          


Video Producer Of The Year

Producer                                             Song                                                      Code                                                                       

Nezzoh Montana             Size Yangu - Bahati x Jovial                          9A          

Trey Juels                            Swagga - Ssaru                                                  9B          

Deska Torres                      Mpenzi - Otile x Prezzo                                  9C          

KG Brian                               Alive Again - Sandra Solit                               9D         

Ricky Becko                        Say Yes - Adasa                                                 9E          

Mike Lolly                            Plus One - Octopizzo                                      9F          

Ivan Odie                             Jaber – H_art The Band                                 9G         

Sam K                                    Shamra Shamra - Mbuzi Gang                     1C